When everyone and everything is connected, anything is possible


Cisco helps seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the unconnected. An integral part of our DNA is creating long-lasting customer partnerships, working together to identify our customers' needs and provide solutions that fuel their success.

We have preserved this keen focus on solving business challenges since our founding in 1984. Len Bosack and wife Sandy Lerner, both working for Stanford University, wanted to email each other from their respective offices, but technological shortcomings did not allow such communication. A technology had to be invented to deal with disparate local area protocols, and as a result of solving their challenge, the multiprotocol router was born.

Let’s power an Inclusive Future for all

Cisco’s purpose is to power an inclusive future for all. That means everyone.
When we see injustice-whether affecting everyone or specific groups-we act boldly, bravely and deliberately to make change, remove barriers and support communities. 
Our purpose is fueled by what we believe. These beliefs inform how we act as a business, including our commitment to social justice.
Our beliefs are constant. They don’t go away, or end. They serve as an ever-present inspiration.

Our Actions

Beliefs are important. But more important are the actions they inspire. The umbrella of inequality manifests differently across groups. We are confident we can answer the call to action when we see discrimination, injustice or inequality in whatever form it takes. We will be relentless in our efforts to do so. 
Cisco will continually reassess and recalibrate our efforts when needed to meet the above metrics and goals. And we’ll be transparent about where we still need to do more work. This is how we hold ourselves accountable in the service of true impact and change, as we continue to expand these actions across the full spectrum of diversity.

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